After returning from a volunteer assignment, Michelle was determined to find ways to continue to help the people she met during her time in Nepal.
A land of wide smiles and laughter, majestic lakes and breathtaking peaks. A place home to people who work hard and care for their neighbors. A country filled with promise and longing.
Landlocked between China, Tibet and India, Nepal houses a dizzying blend of religions and cultures. Income levels greatly vary, and many Nepalis leave the country in search of higher wages. Once regarded as one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal continues to make strides in education and development.
Pokhara, Kaski District
Nestled at the base of the Annapurna Mountain range, Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal. Tourists marvel at Lake Fewa and the World Peace Pagoda before starting treks through the region. The Seti River divides the town, creating notable gorges and deep terraces visible from city bridges. A handful of Tibetan settlements and Hindu temples dot the district. Wealthy military families retire, while other individuals struggle to pay rent in the affluent area.
The Learning House combines the comfort of a coffee house with offerings of an educational facility to encourage leadership and entrepreneurial development. Originally launched by crowdfunding support, the Learning House provides educational classes and career seminars in the Kaski District. Other services provided: counseling, tutoring, computer lounge and wifi. Visit us in Naya Bazaar or view photos of recent events on Facebook.
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